Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a off-white head. Sweet light roasted malty aroma, spicy and a sweet dry bitter spicy fruity taste. Medium to full body and a long bitter dry finish.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of beerhandy in trade. Pours ruby amber in color with no head. Big malty caramel aroma with a hint of hops. Flavor is very sweet, malt, caramel, and molasses. Gave it a four in palate but might be a little thin for a BW.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Tap @ Alesmith. Amber/copper w good beige head and lace. Aroma is creamy medium roasted malt with bitter hops & alcohol. Flavor is big, med roasted malt w a touch of bitter dark chocolate. Into the full bodied range. Nice full bitterness. Alcohol was quite noticable. I felt this one was good but in need of some serious bottle ageing. Hope to try it that way sometime. I was recovering from the night before and it undoubtedly lowered my rate here.
Loweeel (6) - USA - MAR 18, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweeter than most barleywines I’ve tried, but not overpoweringly so, though this bottle was refrigerator-aged for about 2 years, and was sampled courtesy of my friend who goes by the moniker "Angry Clam". Hops not really noticable until the back of the mouth through post-swallow exhalation. Very addictive.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big ups to qwak for this one. Beautiful nose - plum, fruit, tobacco, rich malt, flowers, cotton candy. Flavor is brown sugar, fruit, pine, cotton candy, strong bittering hops. Awsome alcohol/brown sugar/hop finish. Could use a bit more on the body
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel and toffee, with a nice spice background that flows into a big hop character that makes you smile. Raisins and plums round out the malt character with a very nice finish.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a small ivory head that was mostly lasting, fine-medium sized bubbles, fair lacing, carbonated, and a copper hue. Malty, sweet, hoppy, some caramel, fruity, and some alcohol. Flavor was sweet, bitter, malty, hoppy. Hoppy lingering aftertaste. Tingly, dry mouthfeel. Medium body.
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This starts out clear, deep brown with ruby goodness at the sides and becomes a murky, chunky brown at the bottom of the bottle.
The aroma is deeply malty, nutty, fruity, alcoholic and warm. The flavor is wonderfully rounded, rich, dark, fruity and not too sweet, not too much hoppy bitterness. I really liked this one. We fought over the dregs at the bottom of the bottle. I’m pretty sure Thanks go out to Secret Santa for this one!
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just about as good as it gets for me. Malty malty malty, with a tongue coating hop oil finish. Not too bitter, and packs a wonderful punch. I could live on this, and sometimes I do, living 15 minutes from the source.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @Toronado. Light brownish coloring with a ting of an ivory colored head. Aroma is sweet with fruits and hops very evident. The taste is very light, refreshingly light that is with toffee and caramel notes as well as some fruits such as raisins and prunes. There is a bit of a hoppy finish although I wouldn’t call it dry or bitter.